United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Old Westbury
Erchless (Old Westbury, New York)
Named by Howard Phipps, "Erchless" is a Welsh word meaning solitude, solemnity, calmness. Rhododendron is the focus of the garden planted with companion plants. A rhododendron also carries the name Erchless. The landscape consists of many shapes and sweeps of landscape design with a priority on tree preservation. A nursery, paddock, greenhouses, stables, playground, Japanese garden, Meadow garden, pinetum and rhododendron hill are some of the features of the estate.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps (former owners, 1910-1981); Philip Goodwin (architect); Adams and Prentice (architects, 1929-1942); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect); Alice Treys (landscape consultant, 1960-1980); and Barbara Capen (herbaceous borders designs, 1970s).
The folders include a work sheet and features plan.